Podcasts and videos

Signing documents
Coronavirus Act 2020: death certification and cremation webinar

8 April 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has changed the way death certification and cremation are managed for the duration of the outbreak across the UK.

Raising concerns podcast. Two women working together
Raising concerns

12 February 2020

Two trainees discuss how they raised concerns in their workplace to create a fair and productive environment.

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Coroners' inquests and Fatal Accident Inquiries

22 January 2020

Inquests and FAIs may be intimidating but they are just fact-finding inquiries

Complaints
Dealing with complaints webinar

28 November 2019

Complaints are an unavoidable part of a doctor’s professional life, so it’s important to know how to prevent them from escalating.

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Writing a complaint response

11 November 2019

How do you write a response to a complaint from a patient? Our medico-legal advisers explain all in the MDU podcast.

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Mental Capacity Act

19 July 2019

Lasting power of attorney, advance decisions and other important aspects of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 explained by Dr Sally Old.

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Doctors in distress

17 December 2015

Dr Christine Tomkins, chief executive of the MDU and Professor Parveen Kumar CBE, president of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) discuss the issues facing doctors in distress and how both organisations can help.

duty of candour
Saying sorry is not an admission of guilt

14 October 2015

Saying sorry is not an admission of guilt. The MDU has been advising doctors for many years to say sorry when something goes wrong.

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Informed consent

14 October 2015

A recent Supreme Court judgment has introduced what amounts in effect to 'informed consent' to the law of negligence.

Bullet and bloody bandages
Gunshot wounds and knife injury

14 October 2015

When does a doctor need to report gunshot or knife wounds to the police?